1. fablau

    Why did this zener diode explode?

    Hello everyone. Please, help me to understand why D1 of the circuit below exploded when I increased the voltage to 32v. Everything was working perfectly at 22V, then I increased the voltage to 32v and D1 exploded. As you can see from the schematics, that diode drives nine N-Channel MOSFETS when...
  2. U

    Question about inductive spiking

    I'm working on building an electric scooter and yesterday the speed controller had a MOSFET failure that I suspect was caused by inductive spiking. This was very surprising to me because I had a schottky diode in parallel with the motor to prevent this type of failure. I took the speed...